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Fashion Week El Paseo Divas Launch the Season in Style, Nov. 6, 2016

Susan Stein Social Scene

Fashion Week Divas officially inaugurated Fashion Week El Paseo 2017 with a cocktail party hosted by Diva Regina Jones. Jones proved a gracious hostess with her warm smile, welcoming hugs, abundant hors d’oeuvres, champagne and wine. The perfect evening allowed for a poolside fashion presentation by Grayse with their holiday and pre-Fall collections that included stunning bling, elegant silhouettes, and


Philanthropy Leaders Honored at the House of Galanos, Oct. 5, 2016

Susan Stein Social Scene

The House of Galanos provided an elegant backdrop for a private cocktail reception that honored the nominees and honorees in preparation for the 10th annual National Philanthropy Day awards luncheon. Over 100 guests wandered through the weekend home previously owned by James Galanos, America’s most celebrated and committed Couture designer. Galanos has been celebrated for bringing the simplicity of California


CVRep Luminary Luncheon with Adrienne Barbeau, Oct. 13, 2016

Susan Stein Social Scene

Actress Adrienne Barbeau kicked off The Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre’s 2016 season with the first of four Luminary luncheons that feature prominent personalities in the entertainment industry. The event began with a luncheon on the floor of The Show at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa and culminated with a 60 minute Actors Studio-style interview on stage by TV/Radio host Don

Venus de Fido

Venus de Fido Opening in Palm Desert, July 10, 2016

Pups and their peeps keep close spa company.

Susan Stein Social Scene

Dogs are people, too. OK, not exactly; dogs are better than people, and they deserve to be pampered. At Venus de Fido in Palm Desert, they get their due. Venus de Fido, a health and wellness luxury spa for pets and their human companions, was conceived, designed, and recently opened by a generous and enthusiastic philanthropist, Lindi Biggi, who spends

Women Leaders Forum

Women Leaders Forum Scholarship Luncheon, May 20, 2016

Susan Stein Social Scene

Six months of hard work and mentorship culminated with the celebration of scholarship recipients when the Women Leaders Forum (WLF) hosted its annual scholarship luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Indian Wells. Tiffany Dalton and Christy Gilbert-Holstege ably chaired the event. Deborah Tryon, outgoing president of WLF, welcomed and thanked more than 150 guests to the luncheon filled with proud parents,

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A Journey from AIDS to Cancer, April 17, 2016

Susan Stein Social Scene

The Israel Cancer Research Fund (ICRF), one of the largest sources of private funds for innovative cancer research in Israel, collaborated with Eisenhower Medical Center and the Desert AIDS Project to present “From AIDS to Cancer.” Event co-chairs, Patrick Mundt and Dr. Jeralyn Brossfield welcomed close to 100 guests for an informative and compelling luncheon at the Annenberg Center for

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United Way of the Desert Gala “Shaken But Not Stirred”, May 4, 2016

Susan Stein Social Scene

“Shaken, Not Stirred”, the theme of the 27th annual United Way of the Desert Gala, certainly shook up the ending of this year’s desert social scene. Todd Blue and indiGO Auto Group Rancho Mirage appropriately accessorized the Ritz Carlton for the evening with various models of Aston Martins spread throughout the valet parking area and featured at the cocktail reception.

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Sink or Swim?

Either works, if you’re wearing the right bathing suit

Susan Stein Fashion & Style

Shopping for swimwear can be fraught. Stressful. Depressing. But not this season. The bathing suit industry has made a splash with many new designers, new trends in fabrications, and a concern for protection from the sun. The current collection of women’s bathing attire suits a wide range of tastes and body types. The one-piece basic black suit is updated but